GENDERACTION monitors and publishes position papers on the gender dimension in European Funds for R&I (H2020 and FP9, ERDF and ESF). Work focuses on mapping national procedures and stakeholders and identifying promising practices for gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the design of European Funds for R&I. The results are delivered to the HG and may be presented to the ERAC Steering Board, H2020 Strategic Committee, and SwafS Expert Group representatives at the national level.

Liaison with ERA relevant stakeholders are aimed at:

  • mapping topics for (Competitiveness) Council conclusions 2017-2020;
  • monitoring/mapping implementation of Council Conclusions on Gender Equality directed to the Member States;
  • mapping the gender equality policies of ERA  stakeholder umbrella organizations and communicating policy advice developed
  • disseminating results of the analysis of National Action Plans on ERA Roadmap Priority 4 (WP3) and task 5.2 Exploring the gender dimension of Open Science and Innovation policy and task 5.5 Policy advice on Gender in European Funds for R&I

Our policy advice documents:

Some of our policy briefs were translated! Read them in 🇨🇿Czech, 🇫🇷French, 🇩🇪German, 🇬🇷Greek, 🇵🇱Polish, 🇷🇸Serbian, 🇸🇰Slovak, and 🇪🇸Spanish

You can read and download all GENDERACTION Policy Series documents in one brochure.






September 2021, Position Paper No. 4: GENDERACTION Position Paper on the Relevance of Monitoring for Effective Gender Equality Policy Implementation







September 2021, Deliverable Report 3.3: Monitoring of ERA priority 4 Implementation – Update and Final Assessment





    17 August 2021, Policy Brief No. 17: Gender mainstreaming in ESF and ERDF


  May 2020, Briefing Note No. 1: Gender equality and R&I performance go hand in hand


  June 2020, Briefing Note No. 2: Why we need gender in ERA


  14 May 2020, Policy Brief No. 14: Disruptive Measures for GE in R&I


    23 October 2019, Policy Brief No. 13: Taking Structural Change into the Future


    9 September 2019, Policy Brief No. 12: Guidelines on Criteria of Good Practice


   4 April 2019, Policy Brief No. 11: The future of Gender Equality in European R&I


   8 March 2019, Policy Brief No. 10: The role of Funding Agencies in the promotion of GE in R&I


    7 September 2018, Policy Brief No. 9: Implementation of ERA Priority 4


    10 July 2018, Policy Brief No. 5: Gender in open science




March 2018, Deliverable Report 3.1: Report on National Roadmaps and Mechanisms in ERA Priority 4